Comfort Hotel Finchley
3 Leisure Way, High Road
London, EN N12 0QZ
Phone: (44) 208 446-6644
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Spread over 7 hectares (17 acres), and located in the busy city streets of Finchley, Victoria park is a popular public recreation ground among the locals for its beautiful ornamental gardens and public sports facilities. Opened in 1902 in honor of Queen Victoria, it was here where Charles Dickens wrote his satirical novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Today it features wide open mowed lawns, children's playgrounds, a toddler play area, well maintained flower gardens, six tennis courts and a multi-sports court along with a small cafe serving refreshments.
Friary park is a beautiful nature park in Barnet, offering a peaceful sanctuary to visitors. Spread over 9 hectares (22 acres), it has a formal Edwardian layout and has a well known statue of King Edward VII called the 'Statue of Peace'. It is an award winning nature conservation site and is home to a variety of mature tress, plants and animals. Sports facilities like football grounds, tennis courts, basketball hoops, a skate park, a multi-sports court, an outdoor gym and a bowling area are available for public use. A historical building called the Friary House featuring Gothic Revival architecture is located on the grounds. The park also has children's playgrounds, a toddler play area, flower gardens and woodland trails which make it a popular place among locals for family picnics and strolls.
Swan Lane Open Space is a beautiful public park in Barnet with open grasslands, woodlands and winding trails running through it. A small pond supporting a variety of plant and animal life along with children's playgrounds and a small cafe serving refreshments can be found here. Scattered with mature trees like cedars, conifers and giant redwoods, Swan Lane Open Space provides a tranquil sanctuary for visitors from the busy streets of the city. A popular place among tourists and locals for nature strolls and family picnics.
Lyttelton Playing Fields is a modern public park with a variety of sports and recreation facilities. It mostly comprises of open grasslands along with a small wooded area and old hedgerows. A small stream called Mutton Brook passes through it, as does the long distance walkway of Capital Ring. Cricket pitches, football grounds and tennis courts are located here along with children's playgrounds and a small toddlers play area. A 2012 redevelopment of the park saw the installation of new benches, playground equipment, waste bins as well as large amphitheater style seating area.
The Bittacy Hill Park of Barnet is a beautitful little park with sports facilities. Two tennis courts, a multi-sports court, children's playgrounds and a toddlers play area are located here and open for public use. There are well-maintained gardens, trails and picnic spots at the site which make it a popular place among locals for family outings and peaceful nature strolls.
The Ally Pally ice rink in Alexandra Park still remains a firm favorite with north London residents. The ice rink has a total capacity of 1250 people and skating instruction is available. Haringey Greyhounds Ice Hockey Club use the international-sized venue as their home ground.
Princes Park of Barnet, is a local nature conservation site and public park with many activities available for kids and adults. Two tennis courts, a multi-sports court, a toddler play are and children's playgrounds are located here along with well maintained gardens. Princes Park is home to a crab apple tree and a number of mature oak trees which are believed to be older than neighboring houses. The park hosts many small public and private events as well.
The Queen's Wood is a sprawling 21 hectare (52 acre) nature reserve in the London borough of Haringey. The park was named in honor of Queen Victoria in 1898. Beautiful mature oak, cherry, birch, hazel and holly trees provide a canopy for the various woodland creatures that call the Queen's Wood home.
Honoring legendary England/Middlesex cricketer is the John Walker's Ground in Southgate. The ground hosted its first match in 1859 and is the home venue for Southgate Cricket Club. Mike Gatting's 241 for Middlesex against Essex is the highest recorded batting feat here amidst other records registered. Apart from cricket, the ground has also hosted football, hockey, rugby and other games.
Sunny Hill park, located in Hendon, is a large public park spread over 22 hectares (54 acres). It is a local nature conservation site with sports facilities available for kids and adults alike. Archaeological excavations in the south eastern region of the park have led to the discovery of Anglo-Saxon and Roman settlements and today is considered to be an important historical site. With a children's playground, tennis courts, cricket grounds, football facilities, toddler play areas and a small cafe, it is an ideal spot for a family picnic or a fun day out with friends.
Tivoli Road in Hornsey is a cricket ground where home fixtures of the Hornsey Cricket Club are held. The ground opened in 1870 and has been a regular host for Minor County Championship games. However, the ground has hosted just one first-class game, played between Middlesex and Hampshire in 1959.
Park Road Pools is a set of swimming pools which includes an outdoor pool open from May to September each summer. There is the main open-air heated pool as well as a kid’s pool and a fountain, and these are all surrounded by scenic grass slopes. It even includes a lift into the pool for those who find the steps difficult. This is a popular pool and can get crowded in hot weather and was named the city’s best lido. It has been well maintained since it first opened. Call ahead for more details. Hours to the main pool are mentioned.